Celebrate Recovery

If you want freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits, check out Celebrate Recovery on Tuesday nights at 6pm at Friendship's North Campus. This ministry seeks to celebrate God’s healing and redemptive power in our lives through the 8 Recovery Principles on which Celebrate Recovery is based (below). We invite you to experience change, to allow God’s grace to help you solve life’s problems, and allow Him to release you from the addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors that have been holding you back from authentic joy in your life: Hurt: The feeling/emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or to a traumatic or disturbing situation (abuse, abandonment, divorce, relationship problems, relational addiction, co-dependency, etc.) Hang-Up: Negative mental attitudes that are used in an attempt to cope with people or adversity (anger, depression, resentment, fear, etc.) Habit: Addiction to someone or something (alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling, smoking, pornography, etc.)

8 Celebrate Recovery Principles

Realize I'm not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. (Step 1)

“Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.”

Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover. (Step 2)

“Happy are those how mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)

“Happy are the meek.”

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps 4 and 5)

“Happy are the pure in heart.”


Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7)

“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires”

Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I've done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 and 9)

“Happy are the merciful.”

“Happy are the peacemakers”

Reserve a time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. (Steps 10 and 11) Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12)

“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”

Join us on Tuesday Nights...

Celebrate Recovery meets on Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. at Friendship's North Campus. Childcare is available for children 6 weeks-12 years old. For more information, please contact the church office at 256-232-4906, or email: cr@friendshipumc.org.